Obama and race

Victor Davis Hanson has a great piece in National Review Online about the Obama/Wright relationship. Here’s a snip:

So here we have the Obama paradox: The more he poses, and is praised, as the post-racial healer, the more 25 years of his career belie the rhetoric. In short, he now talks far more humanely than most about race, but the way in which he started and nourished his career proves that he was also far more cynical and divisive than most.

I think, however, this excerpt from the first paragraph nails it, vis-a-vis the left’s attempts to smear us as racists:

But the problem is not, and has never really been, race, at least any more than it was in having a black secretary of state or Supreme Court justice or chairman of the Joint Chiefs, but simply the question of grievance.

Grievances repeated for decades, ad nauseum, by his two preacher buds, Wright and the hopefully soon to be excommunicated Pflegger, slandering America with the most obscene untruths.

In this crazy campaign season, now into its second year, I’ve had to repeat myself several times to lib/left acquaintances when the not-so-subtle implication is voiced by them that conservatives are against Obama because of his race. To that I tell that I’d vote for a Thomas Sowell, a Walter Williams. an Alan Keyes, anytime, anywhere. (They generally do not know who these men are which is indicative of their intellect.) These are conservatives. They also happen to be Black. I, and I would venture to say 99% of my fellow conservatives, could care less whether a candidate is Black, Indian, Cuban, or from Alpha Centauri. We do care if the candidate has a history of anti-American associations and if he (or she) is a Socialist. Barack fits that bill to a tee.

4 thoughts on “Obama and race”

  1. George,

    You hit the nail right on with this comment:

    “I, and I would venture to say 99% of my fellow conservatives, could care less whether a candidate is Black, Indian, Cuban, or from Alpha Centauri. We do care if the candidate has a history of anti-American associations and if he (or she) is a Socialist. Barack fits that bill to a tee.”

    This is basically why I would never vote for a bullshit character like Barack Hussein Obama.

  2. I’d vote for Thomas Sowell for president! He’d make a much better president than any of the current candidates–at least he has a solid grasp of economics.

  3. Lt. Gov. Steele has said a few things that have made me ponder whether he’s more of a party man than an idealogical conservative. That said, however, he’d be a good choice, as long as the Reagan Wing takes him under its collective arm and guide him to modify the party and not the other way around.

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